Business Administration (Laurier) and Mathematics (Waterloo) Double Degree

Five years, two degrees, one serious edge

A Math Business Administration student at the University of Waterloo.

Combine your interests in business and math in this unique program, and gain two degrees in the time it normally takes to earn one co-op degree.

This double degree program combines Waterloo's strength in mathematics with the business expertise of nearby Wilfrid Laurier University (walking distance from our campus).

You'll graduate with two prestigious degrees: a Bachelor of Mathematics (BMath) from Waterloo and a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) from Laurier. Together, they give your résumé an enviable edge that will impress employers and prepare you to make your mark as a trader, analyst, executive, or entrepreneur.

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Admission requirements 

Ontario students: six Grade 12 U and/or M courses including

  • Advanced Functions
  • Calculus and Vectors
  • Any Grade 12 U English
  • One other 4U course
  • Recommended: Grade 11 Introduction to Computer Science

Complete the Admission Information Form once you've applied.

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Admission averages: Individual selection from the low 90s

We strongly encourage you to participate in the Canadian Senior Mathematics Contest and/or the Euclid Mathematics Contest to enhance your admissions status. To be considered for entrance scholarships in the Faculty of Mathematics, you must write one or both of the contests. If you complete both contests, we'll use the results of the contest in which you performed best.

Where to apply: Waterloo or Laurier?

The University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University each admit students to the double degree program. We recommend that you apply at both universities to maximize your likelihood of admission. The academic program is identical, regardless of whether Waterloo or Laurier is your home base. Differences include where you’d live in residence, scholarships, the co-op process, and access to athletic and student life facilities. These are available through your home university.

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Social and academic support

Looking for an upper-year mentor? A group study session? A stress-reducing game of paintball? You’ll find it all at the Math/Business Double Degree Club.

Two years of work experience

Your five co-op work terms will give you 20 months of paid work experience — and a major advantage when you launch your career.